What's your browser of choice?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by PollyK, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. PollyK macrumors regular

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    For me, Firefox is hands down THE BEST BROWSER by far on android. I find it quicker and smoother than Chrome (my previous pick.) But it has 2 big pluses: text wrap to zoom and flash support.

    It's still in beta but it's so darn smooth you'd never know.
     
  2. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    I liked Firefox for Android, but I really don't know which is the best. It's a shame Mozilla won't port Firefox to iOS.
     
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  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I also use FireFox Beta. It also handles flash the best. Plus I use Firefox on my desktop which syncs tabs, bookmarks, and passwords flawless.

    I dislike Chrome on anything Android and even the iPhone. But I like it on my iPad.
     
  5. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    The stock CM10 browser, blows everything away.
     
  6. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I have become a fan of boat browser. I tried Chrome, Opera, Dolphin, and Firefox but really wasn't a huge fan of any of them.
     
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  9. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Aosp browser is good.

    But dolphin is far more flexible. I like both.

    Chrome looks strange with its grey shades, like gmail *shrugs*
     
  10. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Marathon) but I keep coming back to Dolphin browser.
     
  11. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Firefox.

    Chrome got really laggy after the new update.
     
  12. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    I've been using Chrome for a long time.. but the HTC One's stock browser is much better.
     
  13. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Chrome because I use all Google services pretty heavily. It does seem pretty darn slow to load up even simple pages though. May give Firefox another look.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G3

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    On Jelly Bean I prefer Chrome Beta and when using flash I use Firefox.

    On Ice Cream Sandwich I prefer ICS Browser+ its like Chrome Beta with flash support.
     
  15. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome on Nexus 4. Dolphin and AOSP on others. :D

    Chrome does lag on older devices, but on N4 it flies.
     
  16. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Firefox for Android because I use Firefox on my desktop.
    I'd prefer to use Chrome because it links all my Google services, but the lack of a 64-bit version of Chrome for PCs forces me to use Firefox, but IMO Firefox for Android is better than Chrome.
    But I'd probably use Chrome on my Android if there was 64-bit Chrome for my PC, but until then I'm sticking with Firefox.
     
  17. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Been messin with Next Browser and its a decent browser.
     
  18. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    They probably would if they could ...
     
  19. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    I guess Apple won't let them use the Firefox engine to render pages, isn't that the issue?
     
  20. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Yeah, it's the same reason why there's no Opera and there isn't really a Chrome.
     
  21. dsa1971 macrumors regular

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    I use Chrome on my iphone 5 mainly because it syncs between ipad, iphone, home and work desktops. Like dolphin but since there is no desktop version I don't use it.
     
  22. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    while the stock and Chrome are pretty good, Opera is also really good. It's kind of underrated actually.

    Firefox was a memory hog on desktop, same in mobile.
     

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